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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Effect of counselling on health-promoting lifestyle and the quality of life in Iranian middle-aged women: a randomised controlled clinical trial

Socio-demographic characteristics Counselling group Control group P
n = 51 n = 51
n (%) n (%)
Age (Year)e 46.6 (5.3) 47.2 (5) 0.578a
Body Mass Index (kg\m2)e 28.7 (4.2) 21 (4.9) 0.460a
Marriage agee 20.5 (4) 21 (4.9) 0.540a
Level of Education    0.313b
 Illiterate 4 (7.8) 5 (9.8)  
 Primary school 12 (23.5) 5 (9.8)  
 Secondary school 11 (21.6) 12 (23.5)  
 High School 4 (7.8) 5 (9.8)  
 Diploma 18 (35.3) 21 (41.2)  
 University 2 (3.9) 3 (5.9)  
Participant’s job    0.567c
 Housewife 43 (84.3) 45 (88.2)  
 Employed 8 (15.7) 6 (11.8)  
Number of children    0.897c
 1–2 28 (54.9) 25 (50.0)  
 3–5 20 (39.2) 22 (44.0)  
 Higher than 5 3 (5.9) 3 (6.0)  
Marital status    1.000c
 Single 3 (5.9) 4 (7.8)  
 Married 48 (94.1) 47 (92.2)  
Husband’s job    0.611d
 Employed 17 (34.0) 14 (28.0)  
 Worker 6 (12.0) 6 (12.0)  
 Shopkeeper 6 (12.0) 10 (20.0)  
 Freelancer 15 (30.0) 8 (16.0)  
 Other 6 (12.0) 12 (24.0)  
Spouse’s education level    0.689b
 Illiterate 2 (4.0) 4 (7.8)  
 Secondary school 8 (16.0) 4 (7.8)  
 Secondary school 6 (12.0) 9 (17.6)  
 High School 3 (6.0) 3 (5.9)  
 Diploma 16 (32.0) 21 (42.2)  
 University 15 (30.0) 10 (19.6)  
Family income    0.866b
 Enough 6 (11.8) 10 (19.6)  
 Quite enough 37 (72.5) 30 (58.8)  
 Inadequate 8 (15.7) 11 (21.6)  
Religious meetings    1.000c
 Yes 36 (70.6) 36 (70,6)  
 No 15 (29.4) 15 (29.4)  
Marital Satisfaction    0.136c
 Totally satisfied 11 (22.4) 18 (36.0)  
 Fairly satisfied 28 (57.1) 26 (52.0)  
 Dissatisfied 4 (8.2) 2 (4.0)  
 No idea 6 (12.2) 4 (8.0)  
  1. The data were presented by number (percent) unless it has been shown with ethat indicate mean (Standard deviation)
  2. aIndependent t-test bChi-square by trend cFishers exact test dChi-square tes